complementary therapy

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complementary therapy

A therapy that is not part of current standard medical practice, which is used in addition to conventional treatments.
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Complementary therapy

A therapy is called complementary when it is used in addition to conventional cancer treatments.
Mentioned in: Neuroblastoma
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The term 'complementary therapy' should be differentiated from 'alternative therapy' which applies to therapies devised as an alternative to orthodox Western medicine.
If significantly more Americans are using some form of complementary therapy, it is imperative that nurses have a knowledge base of a variety of therapies in order to assist clients with decision making related to the therapies.
Providing complementary therapy is just one small part of the care we offer to those who most need our support, but it is a much appreciated one, and it's part of our service we take very seriously.
If you feel strongly about how you use your time and feel like you may have a little to spare and share, the complementary therapy team at Myton are looking for both qualified therapists and those with a keen interest in complementary therapy who are willing to take the time to be trained in simple therapeutic techniques that often make the world of difference to the person benefitting from them.
The research was carried out between 2009 and 2013 and in that time two-thirds of women went into spontaneous labour as the result of complementary therapy.
Complementary therapy co-ordinator Jean Thomas said: "Patients who have received complementary therapies such as reflexology, aromatherapy and Indian head massage generally find that it makes them relax."
The new building will offer complementary therapy to both patients and their carers, as well as clinics for people suffering from lymphoedema - a condition often associated with cancer which causes swelling of the legs or arms.
The new building would include day treatment facilities, a lymphoedema clinic and complementary therapy.
The Prince told staff at the complementary therapy unit at St Tydfil's Hospital the use of holistic healthcare to treat mental health problems was an issue close to his heart.
The Complementary Therapy Treatment Room at Walsall Manor Hospital will offer treatments such as aromatherapy and reflexology to cancer in-patients and their families.
Complementary therapy's results 3.50/5 are usually not due to a placebo effect.
[USPRwire, Thu Dec 27 2018] Devices that are utilized to provide comfort and relax to people are termed as complementary therapy devices.

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